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Journal:   JOURNAL OF DENTAL MEDICINE   SUMMER 2011 , Volume 24 , Number 2 (67); Page(s) 113 To 120.
 
Paper: 

OCCUPATIONAL BURNOUT IN BIRJAND DENTISTS

 
 
Author(s):  HOSEINI S., SHARIFZADEH M., KHAZAIE T.*
 
* BRIGAND UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES VICE CHANCELLOR FOR RESEARCH SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY
 
Abstract: 

Background and Aims: Occupational burnout is a psychological syndrome resulting from continuous tensions which causes absence, conflict, job changing, etc. In spite of much effort done in optimizing the work conditions and satisfying the employed persons, the dentists still suffer from this incident. The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of occupational burnout in Birjand dentists and to provide an approach.
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive-analytical study by the census method, 38 dentists were investigated using Maslach questionnaire. Average values were compared with chi-square and comparison among the groups was performed by Tukey test using SPSS software. P40.05 was considered as the level of significance.
Results: In this study, there were 68.4% men and 31.6% women with average age of 37.9±7.6 years and average work experience of 12.5±7.3 years, 15.8% single and 84.2% married. Frequency of exhaustion, intense depersonalization, and intense feeling of being unsuccessful was 21.1%, 81.6%, and 100%, respectively. There were no significant differences between occupation burnout dimensions and the other variable, such as gender, sports, marital status, and workday hours (P>0.05).
Conclusion: Protection of this stratum, providing educational programs and creating job variations are necessary for optimizing the work environment. Future studies with more sample size are suggested to determine the effect of factors.

 
Keyword(s): OCCUPATIONAL BURNOUT, DENTIST, QUESTIONNAIRE
 
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